Upcoming Auditions

Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show!  All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers!  We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!

Anyone interested in working backstage (set construction, set painting, stage crew) is also invited to attend an audition – we’d love to chat!

Escaping the Labyrinth 

Written by Thomas Hirshak

Directed by Jim Weinzettle

             Jan 28 at 10am
             Jan 30 at 6pm
Inside the Kress Theatre lobby, 1101 Third St., Alexandria

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 23 – April 2
CAST NEEDED:  Casting is flexible, using 1 3 women and 3 – 7 men.  Preference will be one actor/actress per role.
ACTOR 1: BUD SCHLIEMANN – aged 25 to 45 during the course of the play;
                                                        an American grad student,
                                                        a professor,
                                                        then a scholar
ACTOR 2/3/4:   HERMAN – aged late 30s; a cultured Greek man  / 
                            JULIAN – aged 30s; a dashing European airline pilot  / 
                            SARGE – aged 40s; an American military officer
ACTRESS 1/2/3:  DEE – aged 30s; a no-nonsense American waitress  / 
                                PAULA – aged early 30s; a sensitive British airline stewardess  / 
                                HESTER – aged 30s; a smart prostitute
ACTOR 5/6/7:  MANOS – aged 70s; an exuberant Greek restauranteur  /
                           DR. VALENCY – aged late 70s; a philosophic college professor  / 
                           OLD BUD – aged 83
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DRAMA/COMEDY:  Imagine meeting and even falling in love with one of the Greek gods or goddesses.  Thomas Hirshak’s Escaping the Labyrinth tells the story of Bud Schlieman, a young American professor who happens to meet one of the Greek gods while on a trip to Greece. When he meets and falls in love with the goddess Artemis, she runs away. He sets on a journey through the rest of the show to find her. 

Whether you are looking for an escape from your house or looking for a journey that takes you to travel to places you may not see every day, “Escaping the Labyrinth” is a fantastic show. From the beautiful technical elements to the fantastic cast, this play allows the audience to attend, relax, and enjoy an evening of theatre. 

CPP Audition FAQs

Where are auditions?

  • Auditions will be held in the lobby of Kress Theatre – at 1102 Third St, downtown Alexandria.

How should I prepare?

  • All CPP auditions are cold read auditions, which are auditions where you come in with nothing memorized; you will receive the material on arrival at your audition.

  • Do a little research of the show to become familiar with the characters, time period, and story.

  • Be punctual and adaptable!

How does an audition work?

  • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form. The show director will assign parts to everyone and you’ll read through excerpts together.  The director will most likely ask you to read more than one part.

How long will it last?

  • About 1 hour.

When will the cast list be finalized?

  • Within 2 weeks of the audition date.

How much does it cost to be in a show?

  • Nothing!  CPP is a community theatre and we don’t charge a production fee for cast and crew.

How can I become more involved with CPP?

From Board membership to front of house, we’re always searching for people who are interested in taking an active role with CPP.  Send an email to and let us know how you want to help. We’ll be in touch!